Re: Can I kill the "semantics"?

From: Harvey Newstrom (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 13:16:31 MDT

"KPJ" <> wrote:
> It appears as if Harvey Newstrom <> wrote:
> |Semantics again. There is a defined wavelength of light called red.
> |is a defined sensory cone in the eye that is called a red-receptor.
> |is a defined chemical loss in the retina associated with red. There is a
> |defined signal along the optic nerve that denotes red. There is a
> |perception in the brain called red. There is a defined memory encoding
> |stores red.
> In the text above, you use what some linguists call "is of identify".
> Does all your words "red" above really point at the same concept <red>?

Not at all. My point is that they are all different uses of the word "red".
It is useless to argue over which use is the correct one. None are more or
less true than the others. We just have to be precise when using words that
can have multiple meanings.

Harvey Newstrom <>
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